The Phantom Of The Opera On Broadway January 26, 1988

(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986.  The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway. The Phantom however has a much longer history than that.  The Phantom…

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Edgar Allen Poe Born January 19, 1809. Quoth The Raven Nevermore.

Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to a married couple of traveling actors in Boston.  Soon after his birth both of his parents passed away. Before reading this we must cast away our preconceived notions of the life of Poe.  For many years it was taught that Poe was an alcoholic, a…

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Appreciate A Dragon Day, January 16th

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Flight of Dragons, The Dragon Riders of Pern, How to Train a Dragon and Harry Potter are all books and films that explore dragons in one way or another. Appreciate A Dragon Day is a day set aside to celebrate this cultural icon Dragons…

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The Black Dahlia Mystery

The Black Dahlia Mystery Elizabeth Short was a 22 year old actress whose body was found on January 15, 1947 in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, a suburb of Los Angeles California, brutally murdered. As far back as the 1800s the press have given names to unknown murderers or murders, Jack the Ripper and…

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General Tom Thumb born January 4, 1837

P.T. Barnum had already made a name for himself as a showman before he discovered Tom Thumb.  Barnum had toured the country with a woman who claimed to be George Washington’s nurse and was well over 100 years old.  On that tour he was able to take in about $1500.00 a week, and with that…

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5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day Five

5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day Five Stave Five or The End of It.  JRR Tolkien wrote in The Hobbit, “ Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to hear are soon told about, and not much to listen too; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may …

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5 Staves 5 Days of A Christmas Carol. Day Four

5 Staves 5 Days of A Christmas Carol. Day Four The Last of the Spirits.  The last stroke of midnight had ceased to vibrate, and there appeared before Scrooge a figure “shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, face, and form, and left nothing visible save one outstretched hand.  If the hand …

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5 Staves of A Christmas Carol Day Three

5 Staves of A Christmas Carol Day Three The Second of The Three Spirits or Stave Three, begins with Scrooge waking up and without even hearing the sound of the clock, he knows it is the hour of one.  The bell strikes one… and nothing happens.  If you ever have done something wrong at school …

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December 4, 1872, The “Mary” Celeste Found Abandoned

On December 4th  1872 the crew of the Dei Gratia was 400 miles off the shores of the Azures when a crew member spotted a ship that seemed to be adrift.  The Captain, David Morehouse recognized the ship as The Mary Celeste which had left New York several days prior to Morehouse’s ship. The captain…

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Demon or god? What is The Krampus?

The Krampus The Krampus, is he a demon or a god or maybe both? We will discover what is known about this northern European creature of Christmas as we go along. The Krampus is a satyr-like creature with the legs of a goat, and  He can also have the chest and head of a man…

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An Interview with the Host of Tasting History, Max Miller

An Interview with the Host of Tasting History, Max Miller I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Max Miller, the host of the amazingly popular YouTube channel Tasting History. Tasting History is a show that is like no other. Max introduces a recipe from the distant past or not-so-distant, reinterprets it for the modern kitchen, …

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